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must be 80 years of age. as far as young people that are coming out of some george mason university which is a hotbed of austrian economics and public choice economics. i'm not sure there is anyone really of that stature who is writing columns for the new york times and so forth. thomas told rights, would he is in his 80's. so it's hard to say. my book is one of the more popular textbooks now. so i teach and so forth. i have been on the tv shows. maybe i'm playing a little bit of greuel. friedman always said that he stood on the shoulders of giants . isaac newton. and i feel the same way. i've benefited so much for all of these great economists who've come before me. >> you said you teach. where are you currently teaching? >> mercy college, teaching a program at sing sing penitentiary believe there not. i was teaching at columbia university. .. the best and brightest, what i'll tell you what, a maximum-security prison to all male. twenty-five students. they have an incredible thirst for knowledge. unbelievable how these men who have been in prison, committed serious crimes in their
for inspiration and substance on their declaration, state of virginia. and when the convention was over, mason was a member of the virginia delegation would not sign the constitution. washington was infuriated. but this indicated a real problem. because if you didn't, the constitution does, wait into force when nine states ratified. if he didn't have virginia or new york, it didn't work. and so it came about, one of the great informal agreements in american legal history, there was an agreement, and in formal agreement, that if the constitution were ratified as written by the 1787 convention, that there would be a bill of rights. and statesmen, and they were statesmen in those days, kept their word. and so we had a bill of rights. and the result is we have a hamiltonian structure and a jeffersonian bill of rights. and i will mention just a few things about each of those. into force structure, they were different structures. but, of course, when the principal ones was the separation of powers and checks and balances. we use those terms often interchangeably. say separation of power check and ba
, down to the south, putting down rain. but farther north, north of the mason dixon line, it is all snow. and it will continue to snow. and sometimes we say snow makes snow. because if the ground is covered in snow, the air above it stays cooler. if the air is cooler, you have a chance of rain or snow, what will it be? you have this ripple effect, one thing after another effect and so more snow heading even into new york city for tomorrow night. now, there is rain now moving into new orleans here, baton rouge seeing very heavy rain, could get a little flooding here, some quick flooding, it will go away quickly. here across parts of mississippi, alabama, even into atlanta, rain coming in, and then along that line, right where the snow is now. don, would you believe, 65% of the u.s. right now is covered with some type of snow. inch or more. 65%. the most we could get at all last year was 45% in february. 48%. we're better than that. and really, you know, it is just starting. this is winter, just starting. the snow does move across the north anywhere from north of memphis right through evan
of the mason-dixon line. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> anxiety, dread, fear, what would happen january 1, 1863 when the emancipation proclamation was signed. many people spent three months those 100 days, begging the president, but do not do it, retract it. you still have time to step back. part of what i would like to do is tell you some of that story, the story that leads up to this moment as the nation waited for midnight, december 31. tonight, a look at the emancipation proclamation with author louis masur followed by other historians. part of four days of american history tv at 9:30 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> i primarily watch the house and the senate. i used to worked in the senate. c-span is where you could find something really important. i even listen to c-span radio c inar sometimes. -- in my car sometimes. >> c-span, cratered by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your cable providers. >> "washington journal" continues. host: welcome back to "washington journal." you are waking up to a deal that was approved by the s
than 20,000 nasa contractor jobs at risk. that is the conclusion, and this is very new, of george mason in a study economist - we are releasing today. i will make certain that all members have a copy of this study. the report highlights the impact of nasa procurement spending reductions in 11 key states. texas would lose nearly 6000 nasa-related, highly skilled jobs as a result of sequestration. that is a $320 million impact to the state of texas. in conclusion, by focusing on investments and support of the 2010 act, the congress can insure the health of our space industrial base and a short our space program will remain second to none. i thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the space industry. i look forward to your questions. >> thank you for your testimony. and for your accolades. i yield you another hour for your kind words. good testimony, and we thank you. doctor, i recognize you. >> mr. chairman and members of the committee, this for the opportunity to testify. i am from the mountains in switzerland. i am a professor of space science and aerospace engineering at
mason reid becomes the longest-serving member of congress in the history of the state of nevada. senator reid was elected to the u.s. house of representatives the same year that i was elected, in 1982, and became a member of the house in 1983. he became a member of the united states senate in 1987. he has served with great distinction in both houses of congress, serving his state of nevada. and today is the highest-ranking democrat in the united states senate serving as its majority leader. i would dare say, mr. president, that you and i will probably not really know anything about the town of searchlight, nevada, were it not for harry reid. harry reid has told us so many stories of his youth and his background in that tiny town and what brought him to this station in life today. i almost feel if there were a town or high school reunion i could attend it with harry and look around and recognize a lot of people there, because i've certainly heard stories about his youth and the people that had a dramatic impact on his life from the time that he was growing up in searchlight, neff. we know
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